Mandela's ex-wife linked to another murder case - Winnnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of South African global icon Nelson Mandela, has been linked to a double murder that took place in Soweto 25 years ago, as a result of the testimony of one of the victim’s fathers.
Madikizela-Mandela is no stranger to controversy after she was convicted of kidnapping in an unrelated case in Soweto in the 1980s.
In 1996, Nicodemus Sono told the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which investigated apartheid-era crimes that he last saw his son, Lolo, on 13 November 1988, badly beaten, in a minibus with Madikizela-Mandela and members of her notorious Mandela United Football Club.
On Tuesday, the Hawks special investigations team said it was re-investigating the case and everyone who was in the vehicle that day was a suspect in the murder of Lolo and Siboniso Shabalala.
Members of the Missing Persons Task Team, accompanied by police, on Tuesday exhumed two skeletons in the Avalon Cemetery in Soweto.
The bones are believed to be those of Sono and Shabalala who were stabbed to death.
Although millions of South Africans regarded Madikizela-Mandela as the 'Mother of the Nation', her involvement in several human rights abuses has also outraged many.
These included the 1988 kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old African National Congress (ANC) activist Stompie Moeketsi.